Venezuela's Bárbara Teresa presents the EP 'Texts I Never Sent'
She launched her bilingual work on Friday, Aug. 26, inspired by the love disappointments that marked her adolescence.
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The 19-year-old Venezuelan singer Bárbara Teresa told EFE that thanks to the failed love affairs and breakups she has experienced, she has been able to nurture her music and songwriting, both in English and Spanish.
"When you get your heart broken as a teenager it affects your self-esteem and changes you as a person. That needs to be told and what better way than with music," said Teresa, who was born in Caracas, and currently resides in the United States.
She also confesses that most of her songs were inspired by a young love that ended about two years ago.
"The interesting thing is that now I can relate those songs to other people; it's how those feelings transcend," she said.
She hopes the public will identify with her new tribute to heartbreak in EP form, Texts I Never Sent.
The artist began working on Texts I Never Sent, and was initially in charge of producing the album knocking on doors of several music labels with her product practically finished.
More than a year of dedication went into the EP, which contains six songs with their respective videos.
"It's been hard but it's also been fun. I believe that perseverance and love for a project pay off," she said.
Despite the difficult journey, she also acknowledged that there are more resources to start a musical career as an independent artist and said that "you just have to have the desire to create your own fortune."
The Venezuelan's work caught the attention of Grammy winner Claudia Brant, who has also collaborated with Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin, Barbra Streisand, Camila Cabello, Carlos Santana and Josh Cumbee, among other great artists.
Brant collaborated on the creation of "Overrated" and "Entre cuatro paredes," both included on the EP.
"Real Life," "Pretend," "Slowly," "Saturday Night," and "Who Are You Now" are the songs that complete the Teresa's EP, who pairs her artistic life with her studies at Duke University.